THE WEST COAST REVISITED: FROM RUINS TO WORKING FARMS
DATE: Saturday, 26 Oct 2013
MEET AT: Mud River Manor, Grotto Bay
Directions: take the R27 (West Coast Road) to Grotto Drive, which is the access road to Grotto Bay. Turn towards the sea and continue to Sea Eagle Drive. Wait there and we’ll continue as a group to Mud River Manor.
Over the years, the Vernacs have visited most of this area, but we have a few surprises in store for this outing. A number of the farms have been recently sold and or restored and we are going to see some of them.
We start with tea at Annelise’s rammed earth home in Grotto Bay.
Next stop is Ganzekraal. Weather and therefore road condition, permitting, Annelise is going to show us some ruins on the Bokbaai ridge that we’ve definitely never seen before.
Negotiations for access to Modderivier, Rondeberg, Klawervlei and Groote Post are still underway and so, on the day, which of these we get to see will be the surprise!
Flowers have been late this year, says Annelise, so hold thumbs for the exquisite veld adding to our adventure. Bring your picnics to enjoy in the beautiful veld.